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Milwaukee Brewers inquired about Matt Harvey, per report

The former All-Star and Cy Young contender is drawing interest from the front office

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The Milwaukee Brewers are obviously in the market for help in the rotation and they’re looking to a division rival for help. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports that David Stearns and company have asked the Cincinnati Reds about starter Matt Harvey.

Harvey has had an up and down season. Starting the year with the New York Mets, the former All-Star struggled to a 7.00 ERA in 8 games. Since the Reds acquired him, he’s been better with a 4.50 ERA over 68 innings. The improvement is good, but it’s still only a fraction of his former self.

On top of the questionable performance, Harvey comes with his fair share of baggage. Reports from his time in New York allege issues with alcohol, staying out too late and then confrontations in the clubhouse. There was then a public issue with the team when Mets managers moved him to the bullpen.

If Milwaukee does acquire Harvey, he’ll be a free agent at the end of the season.

Statistics courtesy of Baseball Reference